Did you know that plants are influenced by the phases of the moon? If you know how to use this, it can make a big difference to your plants. In this article, we explain how the position of the moon and the phases that the moon goes through influences your plants, so read on and take advantage of it.
It makes sense to assume that your grow lights or the sun are the most important to your plants in terms of light. The amount of light indeed influences how much your harvest will look like. But there are more points of light than the sun or grow lights. In the past, horticulturists also looked at the moon, but that has now faded into the background. However, it can improve your harvest and by 'reading' the moon your plant can have a significant benefit. The moon can influence a better harvest, better seed germination and it can bring your plants into a better growth rhythm. Enough good reasons to read on!
When it comes to the moon to make your plants grow better, the correct timing is very important. It's all about the phases of the moon. As you know, the moon revolves around the earth. And the earth revolves around the sun. As a result, the position of the moon relative to the earth is always different. Because of this the moon is never the same and we see the moon in the night sometimes partly and sometimes completely full, depending on what time it is. These different phases are called decreasing and growing. There is a growing moon in the phase of the gibbous moon, rising moon, the first quarter moon, and the new moon. Are these terms new to you? No problem, we will tell you everything about it. Welcome to the moon!
The moon affects marijuana
The moon, therefore, goes through different phases, depending on the position in relation to the earth. But what effect does it have on your beautiful marijuana plants? That is as follows. In the phase of a glowing moon, a plant puts more energy into the leaves and everything that grows above the ground. If the moon is diminishing, the plant's attention goes more to everything that is underground, so the entire system of roots. In terms of germination, it is, therefore, best if you sow during the crescent phase since marijuana is a plant with many leaves. If you sow during this phase, your seeds will germinate better. During the Gibbous phase, the gravity of the moon ensures that water is pulled up better. The plant can also absorb more nutrients during this phase. Then there is also a phase in which the plant is just given rest, and that is called the Balsamic Moon phase. During that phase, you can best remove and prune dry leaves. The ideal time to harvest your marijuana plant is during the phase of the new moon. This is because the water level of the plant is then low, and that is an advantage when hardening and drying your plant.
The entire hassle with the phases of the moon may sound a bit vague. But it can really help your plants to perform better. Watching the moon's position has been done for thousands of years. Multiple studies have been done into the effect of the moon's position on crops. Although marijuana plants do not occur in these studies, we dare to say that cannabis is also a crop that is influenced by the moon. After all, it also goes through a process of germination, it has a root system underground, and the plant has many leaves. You would say that you can only benefit from the position of the moon if you grow marijuana outside. But indoor growers can also benefit. Whether you grow indoors or outdoors, all plants go through certain cycles, and if you adjust your growing kills to the different moon phases, your plant can grow stronger and better as a result. Just try it, and good luck with it!